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Board to vote Monday on Saginaw school closings

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SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) -

The Saginaw School District Board of Education is expected to vote Monday on plans that could close Saginaw High and some other facilities.

District leaders must submit a viable, revised plan to eliminate a $6.1 million deficit or face losing millions of dollars in state aid payments.

Superintendent Carlton Jenkins has proposed closing basketball powerhouse Saginaw High School and two other schools and laying off 53 employees to save $4.6 million this year.

The board met Thursday on the issue. The Saginaw News reports Jenkins will have a proposed final plan to board members by midday Sunday.

Community members have proposed several alternate plans. One idea would make Saginaw High and Arthur Hill High schools seventh- through 12th-grade buildings.

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Information from: The Saginaw News, http://bit.ly/1b1JjwO

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